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Property Management Design Services

Property Management Design Services is one part of my interior design business. By using color, texture,and style, my team and I can create inviting, eye-catching spaces that are on schedule and within budget. Our updates and new designs create a positive first impression that  businesses take care of their properties and are concerned about their residents and tenants. Below are a few property management businesses who can use our Property Management Design Services:

  • Model Apartments
  • Office Properties
  • Common Areas
  • Clubhouses
  • Sales Centers
  • Office Condos
Bridford Lake Apt Clubhouse

Bridford Lake Apt Clubhouse-Andrew Jay Photography

 

Bridford Lake Clubhouse

Bridford Lake Clubhouse-Andrew Jay Photography

Did you know that a well-designed sales office,inviting model, and appealing common area can differentiate your property in the marketplace? Cheryl Hucks interior Designs will enhance your property through professional, stylish interior decor–whether your’re repositioning your apartment complex or office building in the marketplace or simply seeking to increase occupany rates.

Bridford Lake Apt Clubhosue

Bridford Lake Apt Clubhouse Leasing Office-Andrew Jay Photography

How does it work?  We meet with you to determine your goals for the property, assess the current appearance, and make initial recommendations. Then, we create the atmosphere that will appear to your prospective tenants, handling every aspect of the interior design including:

  • Design Consultation
  • Space Planning
  • Window Coverings
  • Furniture and Acesssory Placement
  • Purchasing, Delivery, and Installation
  • High Quality Grade Paint and Fabric Selection
Bridford Lake Apt Clubhouse

Bridford Lake Apt Clubhouse Business Offices-Andrew Jay Photography

Bridford Lake Apts Clubhouse Business Offices

Bridford Lake Apts Clubhouse Business Offices

 

Bridford Lake Apt Clubhouse WiFi Center

Bridford Lake Apt Clubhouse WiFi Center-Andrew Jay Photography

Bridford Lake Apt Clubhouse Restroom

Bridford Lake Apt Clubhouse Restroom

Here is what one our clients had to say:

“Cheryl is absolutely amazing! She helped at Bridford Lake Apartment Clubhouse and we are thrilled with the results! Cheryl is truly a pleasure to work with because she is easy going, flexible, and produces beautiful work. I would not hesitate to recommend her for anyone’s model apartment or clubhouse design needs.

Emily Goodman, Vice President Business Development Core Realty Holdings

If you know of a business that needs an update to their existing properties or needs my designs services for new business construction, please let them know Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs is the perfect design team for them! cheryl@cherylhucks.com and  www.cherylhucks.com

Thanks!

Cheryl

 

 

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Masculine Home Tips

I am always on the prowl for masculine furniture and accessories that are not the typical “man cave” style: huge black sofas or sectionals, enormous black flat screen TVs,bear skin rugs and car or sports posters. Most of my single men design clients want comfort, style and quality.

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma

I create rooms for my clients that look like they have been acquired over time. When everything matches a room lacks character and can be boring.  Even if you spend a ton of money, it can look less expensive.  Mixing styles and elements from different design eras gives your room a sense of quality and the feeling that each piece was carefully selected for your individual design taste. This design theory is also true for mascline design.

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma

Recently, I very  excited when one of my single male clients wanted to include his grandfather’s cigar table in his family room design. It adds character and makes his room feel more comfortable.  Inherited pieces of furniture, accessories and art are also what designers call a “conversation piece”.  Pieces that are worn and weathered  and still being used show that they are  well made. If you do not have inherited pieces, flea markets and consignments shops are great places to acquire a few antiques or vintage pieces

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma

Adding several textures will make a room feel more masculine. The all time favorite for most men is leather, leather, leather!!!  Wooden tables that are  heavy enough add another element of warmth.  Men also like metal and iron….tables with metal or iron legs give that industrial chic look.  Something a man could kick back and rest his feet on. I have not yet found a man who did not like the idea of an upholstered ottoman with storage. Products that will last are important to men.

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma

Straight lines are more masculine  than curved lines. Not only in furniture but in lamps, artwork, lighting and fabrics.  Men prefer simple, uncluttered design.  If they live alone, dusting accessories and  needing to move accessories to dust is not on their “to do list”.

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma

Almost all men love neutral colors–black, gray, tan, taupe, brown, cream, white, navy, and gold. Men love blue!  Almost any shade of blue.  I include my favorite, turquoise.   Add pops of color with accessories,rugs, artwork and if they will agree, throw pillows. Earth and  jewel tones will make a make an all neutral room more inviting, and interesting.

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma

Here is my list of more masculine elements :1- hardwood and tile floors, 2- blinds, shades or plain window panels  for window coverings, 3- stainless steel kitchen appliances, 4-electronically controlled gas logs, ceiling fans, window shades 5-Black and white prints and black or dark wood frames,6-green design ( good for the environment), 7- repurpose furniture, accessories

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma offers rooms that are both masculine and feminine.   www.williams-sonomahome.com

My next blog will be about the exciting design destination for men. TRNK. It has fabulous accessories,furniture and more for masculine tastes.  Below in their own words is the creators of TRNK. “We’re Tariq & Nick, two design enthusiasts who want to redefine how men think about and shop for the home. We created TRNK as a destination for masculine design, and to celebrate evolved notions of male domesticity.” https://www.trnk-nyc.com/shop/

 

Cheryl

 

 

 

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Sterling Silver Valentine Jewelry

I had planned to write my Valentine Day blog a few days earlier, but my two year old granddaughter has been sick with double pneumonia.  Scary few days but she is slowly getting better. Out family is very grateful!!

My Fox 8 appearance last Friday, February 6th was about Romantic Table Settings, which is what I blogged about last year. I am bringing  you several of my favorite Valentine Jewelry that can be purchased on the internet or in stores.  Heart jewelry can be worn anytime of the year.

The Jewelry Girls on Esty

The Jewelry Girls Place on Esty

Love, love this clean lined sterling silver pendant  by The Jewelry Girls Place.   When I shop on Etsy I always find several items that I love. It is hard to resist not buying everything I bookmasrk.  This would look fabulous with jeans or a simple black cocktail dress.

The Jewelry Girls Place -Etsy

The Jewelry Girls Place -Esty

Gorgeous sterling silver monogrammed ring by The Jewelry Girls Place.  Monogramming would make this a special gift from your special guy.  Or special gift to yourself!

JCLD on Etsy

JCLD on Esty

Elegant and simple ring by JCLD would be sexy on someone with long fingers.

Expressions Dream Bracelet by Things Remembered

Expressions Dream Bracelet by Things Remember

Today, chunky bracelets with charms are on very popular with all ages.  Monogramming always makes it appear more unique and expensive.

Island Cowgirl on Esty

Island Cowgirl on Esty

Are you more cowboy boots and jeans type?  Then this twisted heart on rope bracelet would fit your lifestyle.

The Bling Store on Esty

The Bling Store on Esty

The Bling Store delivers these exquisite side view hearts with lever backs.  I always buy loop type earrings with a lever back.  They hold the earrings still and will not allow them to tilt forward.

Things Remembered

Things Remembered

Make your gift of jewelry more special with a lovely engraved sterling silver heart gift box.

 

Sterling Silver Jewelry is an chic  alternative to real gold. Still has style without the expense of gold.

Have a fabulous Valentine Day!

Cheryl 

 

ttps://www.etsy.com/shop/TheJewelryGirlsPlace

https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheBlingBling

https://www.etsy.com/shop/islandcowgirl

 http://www.thingsremembered.com/

 

 

 

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One Kings Lane Chandeliers

I am excited  that One King’s Lane ask me to blog about their gorgeous chandeliers! Today, One Kings Lane has 289 chandeliers in many different styles. If you have ever shopped One Kings Lane, you know their inventory changes from day to day and all at a discount! If you find something you love, you will need to order it fast so that you will not be disappointed! Below are two chandeliers and several different type rooms. Which chandelier would you hang in each room?

https://www.onekingslane.com/lighting/chandeliers

One Kings Lane

One Kings Lane

Want to add a touch of glam and pzazz to your bedroom, add a One Kings Lane crystal ball chandelier.

Vintage 8 light wrought iron chandelier

Vintage 8 light wrought iron chandelier at One Kings Lane

This Vintage wrought iron chandelier would look regal but not too fancy for any “old world ” decor.

Custom Deer Chandelier by Vintage at One Kings Lane

Custom Deer Chandelier by Vintage at One Kings Lane

Deer antler chandeliers are not just for hunting lodges or mountain homes. I saw these same type chandeliers  hanging in the dining room of  an Italian bed and breakfast hotel on the Italian Rivirera. I love these antler chandeliers for  Tuscan and Country French styles.

One Kings Lane

One Kings Lane

Santa Barbara Sophistication is a home decor style that both the wrought iron or the antler chandeliers would be a perfect choice.

One Kings Lane

One Kings Lane

I would hang a heavier wrought iron chandelier  in this cozy mountain home.

 

One Kings Lane

One Kings Lane

Which chandelier would you chose?  The correct answer is both!  I love to hang chandeliers over coffee tables.

One Kings Lane

One Kings Lane

Chandelier centered in the middle of this room would be a great way ti create ambience when used on a dimmer or if you need lots of light, turn it up as bright as possible..

The answer to my question as to which chandelier to use in each room is either chandelier would be stunning!  Many home owners use only overhead lighting for everything…you might as well make that lighting take center stage!

Shop One Kings Lane for daily “flash” deals on thousands of items you can use in your home or give as gifts! https://www.onekingslane.com/

Need help selecting the correct size chandelier for your room?  One Kings Lane has all the answers:

 https://www.onekingslane.com/live-love-home/2011/12/choosing-a-chandelier/

Veranda Magazine

Veranda Magazine

Love, love this Country French Masison de campagne   grande room  with numerous areas to read, have a conversation, play cards or games, eat a delicious meal, use a computer or enjoy the fire.  A room this large with vaulted ceilings begs for a huge chandelier to flood the entire room with light. Charles Faudree is one of my favorite designers .http://www.veranda.com/home-decorators/g894/charles-faudree-vervain-1208/

 

Look for my next blog about Romantic Table Settings for Valentine.

Cheryl

 

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Timothy Corrigan, Interior Designer

During the Fall 2014 Furniture Market I had the pleasure of meeting Timothy Corrigan, who is one of the world’s most respected interior designers.  He has been named to the Architectural Digest  Top 100 Interior Designers and Architects in the World  for 8 years and Robb’s Report awarded him the title of Top 40 Interior Designers in the World. Get the idea?  His list of accomplishments and influence in the world of interior design goes on and on.

Timothy Corrigan Website

www.timothy-corrigan.com

Elle Decor states: “Timothy Corrigan creates comfortable spaces suffused with old-world elegance”.  No matter how beautifully a space is designed, it is not entirely successful unless it is also comfortable, practical and liveable. Mixing elements that are new and old and from all around the world, our work is classic but with a fresh, comfortable feeling. www/timothy-corrigan.com

 

Timothy Corrigan and Cheryl Hucks

Timothy Corrigan and Cheryl Hucks

After working on a design site for two weeks and  walking at the Furniture Market for 4 days my feet were screaming “no more walking!” I had marked “Comfortable Elegance  Tips for Creating Beautiful and Welcoming Spaces” by Timothy Corrigan as the number one seminar I wanted to attend during the furniture market.   Rather than walk around for another hour or go home, I decided to just put my feet up and read my emails while I waited for the seminar.  As soon as I walked into the seminar room Timothy walked up and introduced himself and invited me to come sit with him and his assistant, Elaine Maltzman.   I had an  amazing time  that I will  never forget.  Timothy has a contagious positive energy and love for interior design, his design projects and his clients.

Timothy Corrigan Website

www.Timothy-Corrigan.com

The term “Comfortable Elegance” which has been trademarked by Timothy,is my favorite design philosophy!  No matter what your design style you can create a home that is comfortable and elegant.  I love, love this comfortable and inviting kitchen/dining room/ sunroom.  Can you imagine entertaining  your family and friends in this happy house?  My design business for several years was “Casual Elegance by Cheryl”. After years of people asking me if I was an image consultant, jewelry or clothing designer or owned a store, I changed my business name to Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs.  Now, everyone knows exactly what I do and my name!

Timothy Corrigan website

www.timothy-corrigan.com

Timothy paints a beautiful coral and black picture!  See the mix of old and new?  Relaxing room for yourself or guests.

www.timothy-corrigan.com

www.timothy-corrigan.com

www.timothy-corrigan.com

www.timothy-corrigan.com

One of my favorite ways to add height, elegance and importance to a bed is a bed crown or corona.

Timothy Corrigan website

www.timothy-corrigan.com

A common question client’s ask is ” how far above bathroom faucets to hang mirrors?”   Here’s the answer!  If your mirror is tall  and does not have a frame that projects out so far that it hits the faucet, hang it low. If your bathroom vanity mirror is hung too high or too low, you will know immediately….you will have uneasy feeling that something is not quite right.  I also like that Timothy used a silver tray (that would probably  be stored in a china cabinet)  to organize the counter top and create an elegance.

www.timoth-corrigan.com

www.timothy-corrigan.com

Bold statements with the gold leaf wallpaper and mirrored chest! You should give it a try in your powder room.

www.timothy-corrigan.com

www.timothy-corrigan.com

Just the right amount of blue accents creates a comfortable living room.  Great place to listen to your children practice piano.

www.timothy-corrigan.com

www.timothy-corrigan.com

Paneled library / family room with a fabulous cheetah print ottoman/coffee table and brown fringed pillows invites you to snuggle down and put your feet up!

www.timothy-corrigan.com

www.timothy-corrigan.com

All white backyard get away!  Simple elegance with a crystal chandelier.  Is the dog real? To see more Timothy Corrigan designs go to:  http://www.timothy-corrigan.com/gallery.html

I invite you to check out Timothy’s interior designs, his products and press about Corrigan at his website www.timothy-corrigan.com/ With offices in Los Angles and Paris, Corrigan has an international clients, celebrities, royalty and corporate leaders.  He also has fabric and floor covering lines ,and furniture for Schumacher.

In 2003 Corrigan purchased a 45,000 square foot  neoclassical chateau in in Loire Valley, France and transformed it into an exquisite, livable home.  “An Invitation to Chateau du Grand-Luce , Decorating a Great French Country House” details the transformation with beautiful before and after photos. Century Furniture hosted a book signing during the  2014 Fall High Point Furniture Market. where I purchased the coffee table book.  I  have enjoying reading the book and seeing the chateau’s transformation through Timothy’s words and eyes.

http://www.architecturaldigest.com/decor/2013-10/timothy-corrigan-loire-valley-france-chateau-du-grand-luce-renovation-article

To follow this link to purchase Timothy’s book ” http://www.timothy-corrigan.com/tchome/items/tcb0001-an-invitation-to-chateau-du-grand-luce

www.timothy-corrigan.com

www.timothy-corrigan.com

Cheryl!

 

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Tips for a Cozy Winter Home

Hi Everyone!  Cheryl Hucks, your DESIGN INTERPRETER, with TIPS FOR A COZY WINTER HOME, my topic for Fox 8 WGHP last Friday, January 9. 2014.  Every time I appear on Fox 8, I set my DVR to tape it but guess what? It will not tape!  I wish I knew why…my DVR can have not other programs saved and it still will not record it.  Any ideas as to why?

Think Ski Lodges for a cozy winter home. You can use the same elements in your home too.

Elle Decor

Elle Decor

Gray wooden walls are the backdrop for warm red and orange accents.  White fuzzy area rugs provide warm.

www.elledecor.com

SKI Magazine

SKI Magazine

I would love to stay in a ski lodge with this warm, inviting and gorgeous room!  Might be difficult to leave this cozy place to the freezing slopes! Most of the warm colors are in the accessories and drapes. It would not be too expensive to make these  few changes to your own bedroom.  www.skimagazine.com

HGTV

HGTV

Wow!! Orange, yellow and green!  Perfect place to watch it snow, drink hot chocolate and cozy up to the fire.  Take your clues from skir lodge furniture arrangement:  furniture closer to a fire and creating intimate conversation areas. www.hgtv.com

 Cuddletown


Cuddletown

Curl up the sofa for a nap with one of these soft, luxurious Faux fur throws! www.cuddletown.com

 Safavieh shag rug -Overstock


Safavieh shag rug -Overstock

Lots of textures and warm colors will make you feel toasty.  www.safavieh.com

Restoration Hardware

Restoration Hardware

Textural woven throws, pillows and blankets www.restorationhardware.com

The Company Store--blackout and insulated draperies

The Company Store–blackout and insulated draperies

Blackout lined draperies will insulate your rooms from the cold outside as well as darkened your bedroom for better sleep and lower the noise level.  Designer Tip:  White or light colored draperies will be just as room darkening as dark fabric if both are lined in the same blackout lining. www.the companystore.com

Pier One

Pier One Imports

Trade out your metal candle holders for a warmer wooden natural holders. www.pieroneimports.com

Pier One Imports

Pier One Imports

Love this carved wooden tray by Pier One. Perfect for a gigantic bowl of popcorn and drinks.

Z Gallerie

Z Gallerie

Z Gallerie’s textured pillar candles. www.zgallerie.com

Pottery Barn

Ballards

Can you use too many of these sexy Tortoise shell votives by Ballards? www.ballards.com

Ballards

Ballards

Ballards

Ballards

Etsy

Etsy

Pair pottery mugs with hot chocolate or coffee. www.etsy.com

Ruby Lane

Ruby Lane

Love this woodland pottery mug!  Bring on the cafe lattes!  www.rubylane.com

Pier One Imports

Pier One Imports

Energize your table with Pier On’s poppy red dishes.

Pier One Imports

Pier One Imports

Z Gallerie

Z Gallerie

One of my favorites are these amber colored candles from Z Gallerie.

Walmart

Walmart

Pine cone bookends from Walmart.  www.walmart.com

Walmart

Walmart

Pine cone wreath is sprayed with gold metallic.

Pier One Imports

Pier One Imports

Wood chip wreath

Z Gallerie

Z Gallerie

Faux wooden placemats by Z Gallerie will warm up a table setting

Z Gallerie

Z Gallerie

Beaded placemats add pzazz and texture to any winter table setting.

Soma

Soma

I want one!!!  A cashmere robe by Soma. Light but warm!  www.soma.com

Soma

Soma

Do not forget your feet!  Soma

Gharardelli Chocolate

Ghirardelli Chocolate

My favorite hot chocolate mixed with hot water. www.ghirardelli.com

Sometimes timing can be perfect…last week when I was on Fox 8, the temperature was 12 degrees!!! We all needed a COZY WINTER HOME!!

 

Cheryl

 

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